Group discussed the Affordable Care Act
BLACK PR WIRE – The Jessie Trice Community Health Center (JTCHC) hosted a meaningful and enlightening health discussion with representatives from the Kaiser Family Foundation and journalists from across the country. This session took place at the Center’s corporate office, in Miami and included officials from Kaiser and health policy journalists from around the country.
“We were delighted to share our thoughts on the Affordable Care Act and engage in this critically important issue with Kaiser and media representatives from around the nation,” shared Annie R. Neasman, RN, MS, President and CEO of the Jessie Trice Community Health Center.
This session was part of Kaiser’s series of national site visits looking at the way different states are implementing The Affordable Care Act. The goal was to provide the invited group of journalists with an in-depth grasp of the different approaches, perspectives and challenges, and to help their reporting on these issues.
During the visit, JTCHC provided an overview of the patients and communities it serves; and shared how that may change as the Affordable Care Act rolls out. The Center also provided a snapshot of demographics, the key health/medical challenges, cultural and linguistic needs; and the current insurance status of patients and their families now, and going forward.
The Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc. is a Florida 501 (c) 3, not-for-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center, which has been serving Miami-Dade County since 1967. Its mission is to provide comprehensive primary health care services by increasing access and improving the quality of life of our diverse South Florida community. A community mainstay, JTCHC owns and operates sixteen (16) facilities, including eight (8) Comprehensive Primary Care centers, twenty-five (25) school-based/university centers, and other medical facilities. JTCHC’s multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary staff services a diverse population of 30,000 patients who make more than 130,000 visits annually.